Chairman’s night prompts informal discussion on several school topics

by Madison White Franks

KILMARNOCK—The first Lancaster school board chairman’s night generated discussion topics ranging from the 4-year-old program to the budget and accreditation status.

Thirteen people on February 20 joined the circle at the LCPS Annex. Participants included six parents and citizens, four school board members, two school administrators and one county supervisor.

Dave Dustin, former vice president of the Kids First Foundation, brought concern about the potential budget cut of the 4-year-old program at Lancaster Primary School.

“We are always worried about the 3-year-old class but we also have to worry about the existence of the 4-year old class to migrate into,” said Dustin.

The school administration made a commitment to the Wiley Foundation and the Kids First Foundation that the schools would fund the 3-year old classroom and as long he is in the area, he will honor that commitment, said superintendent Steve Parker…